[Tagging] Changing proposal process rules - RFC

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jan 6 16:16:43 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 6:47 AM Brian M. Sperlongano <zelonewolf at gmail.com>

> Rather than eliminating voices, we should be focused on attracting more
>> voters and more diverse perspectives, ideally at the RFC stage, before
>> the vote. Perhaps if we work on making tagging proposals more organized
>> and discoverable, we can lessen the burden on proposers to canvass for
>> votes (which can skew any vote because our communication channels are so
>> fragmented).
> +1
> I dislike the fact that RFC and voting announcements are mixed with
> general discussion on the tagging list.  I think many people prefer not to
> subscribe to the list because it is high volume, but would be interested in
> subscribing to a list that only has RFC/vote announcements.  I would be in
> favor of a separate mailing list that people could subscribe to for just
> those announcements.  The key would be moderating that list in such a way
> that only announcements are posted there while discussion still happens on
> tagging in the usual way.

I'd also strongly favor moving to a vote-by-mail system rather than using
the Wiki, which, while it hasn't happened yet to my knowledge, can be
trivially gamed by an unscrupulous user.  Email is the lowest common
denominator, and this is a process that should be as accessible as possible.
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